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Tuzilla  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 1:37 PM


We are out of topics for CQs. Some submit your ideas.

We have already done:

Manmade Wonders
Natural Wonders of the World
A Musical Offering
Holiday Quiz
The Natural World

Offer up an topic. We will database all of the responses and use the top 3 or 4 like before.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 1:55 PM

Here are some possibilities to get the ball rolling:

Reel Wonders (for films)

Fun and Games

Sblv  (Level: 186.6 - Posts: 336)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 2:22 PM

Award and Famous Infamous Folks were also our previous topics.

New ideas:
The World of Ancient Civilizations.
The most influential events last century.
Look into the future...
The Vast Sea World
The World Above Us

I think the topics should be little narrower than just the Natural World, but still give enough opportunity to find different ideas within one topic.

Thank you.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 2:32 PM

I'd like to see one on modes of transportation. Could be ancient to sci-fi, classic cars, aerospace, ships, mass transportation, etc. Wide open!

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 3:35 PM

......another topic could be "Changes In Our Lifetimes".

* Just think of the innovative inventions that have come along since you were born.
* Also consider how fashions have evolved.
* Look at societal changes: what was not acceptable when we were li'l kids is commonplace today.
* Slang has become part of our everyday language, but consider how much of what we speak today would be unintelligible to someone from 40~50 years ago!
.......and so much more!


Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 4:09 PM

How about you might be a redneck if . . .

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.2 - Posts: 5441)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 4:35 PM

Comedy would be a good one as Bev stated...there's a whole big world out there of comedy and the people who make us laugh. Another good one I think would be on innovations of a certain decade say like the 50's...that would be interesting too. One on the paranormal and ghosts might be fun too..just some thoughts here Steve....

Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 6:35 PM

I like the "Into the Future" idea.

Mikebo  (Level: 138.1 - Posts: 14)
Wed, 21st Feb '07 5:56 AM

Some possibilities for Community Quiz challenge;
Countries that no longer or never existed (mixture of fantasy e.g.Lilliput and former real places e.g.Nyasaland).
Films that should have won the Oscar
People who changed the world
Words that have changed through time - bad idea????
Creatures great and small
Places I would love to visit
People I would love to have been

Just a few suggestions. Thanks very much to Justin and the Sploofus team for my birthday wagers

Uncleresa  (Level: 71.3 - Posts: 132)
Thu, 22nd Feb '07 4:37 AM

Just to be wacky, things that are green, or red or blue. Or how about idioms. Or animals in the wild. Or animals that are domestic. Or academy award winning movies,or nobel peace prize winners, or famous artists, or famous writers,blah blah ! There is So much out there! Teresa

Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Thu, 22nd Feb '07 5:40 AM

I have been impressed by the CQs so far - people have interpreted the topics so cleverly. I have struggled sometimes to come up with an idea, but I enjoy the challenge.

Some of the abstract ideas already mentioned - with lots of room for interpretation - are great. I can only add my favourite topics to the mix.

- Fictional Characters
- Literary Classics
- Comedy

Gypsylady  (Level: 141.0 - Posts: 6037)
Thu, 22nd Feb '07 6:07 AM

I think the following may be interesting:

"Unsolved Mysteries"


Ladyvol  (Level: 203.2 - Posts: 5441)
Thu, 22nd Feb '07 10:16 AM

I like Marilyn's idea...Unsolved Mysteries would make a great Community Quiz!

Garrybl  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 6611)
Thu, 22nd Feb '07 10:31 AM

ideas for future CQ

Funny ha-ha or funny peculiar?

Gone but not forgotten

Anniversaries in 2007(8)

10 things you dont know about this country (pick a country -- not the US)

Art or science?


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 23rd Feb '07 3:36 PM

Thanks folks, I am pleased you liked the idea of "Comedy" as a CQ theme. I forgot to add "Literary Comedy" to the list above as a source for the topic.

Here's a chance to have fun, and explore the comedic realm.......hopefully without covering well-worn topics already in "Television" and "Movies" Sploof-categories.

BTW, I LOVE Marilyn's suggestion of the "Unsolved Mysteries", and hope we can do that'un the following month!


Soldotna  (Level: 27.7 - Posts: 145)
Fri, 23rd Feb '07 4:40 PM

Unsolved mysteries sounds great. I also enjoy mysteries of the universe. Are we all alone out here in space? HMMMMM, if I were an alien from another planet, given what we know about each one, what would I be like?

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 25th Feb '07 4:15 PM

Another future topic could be: "Fashions, Fads and Phases"

...Think of all the outrageous stuff you have worn, silly things you have collected, and goofy things you have put on/in your car or home.

What about shoes, clothing and hairstyles of past eras? I'll bet you look back and squirm in embarrassment over some of THOSE!

You only have to mention Tamagotchis, Rubik's cubes, nodding dogs in the car, yo-yos and hula hoops to be reminded of a plethora of gimmicks and gadgetry that we HAD to have!

Whatcha think?

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 25th Feb '07 7:11 PM

It's spring training, so why not America's past time: Baseball? It's been featured in movies, music, novels, tv and even those goofy tabloid show. Seems like "The Natural" thing to do. Just please, NO NASCAR!

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